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Jaws of death: how the canine teeth of carnivorous mammals evolved to make them super-killers

By Tahlia Pollock, PhD candidate, Monash University
Alistair Evans, Associate Professor, Monash University
David Hocking, Adjunct Research Associate, Monash University
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The researchers found tooth shape varied, depending on the types of food a carnivore regularly bites into – in much the same way we choose a kitchen knife depending on what we’re cutting up.


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